For more than 30 years, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has provided timeless and unique home plans that have revolutionized the pre-drawn house plan industry. These amenity-filled designs, reflecting a range of styles, include open layouts, close attention to detail, and undeniable curb appeal. The plans are available in a wide variety of square footages, but no matter the size, comfortable living is always a priority. Across the nation and in 18 different countries, families have found that Gardner plans fit their lives and budgets.
Our Plans are designed for energy efficiency. The idea is to broaden access to green design. Houseplans.com is excited to welcome the Green Living collection of innovative plans by FreeGreen founders David Wax and Ben Uyeda. These designs range from Contemporary to Country and Farmhouse styles. All incorporate green building materials and techniques. David and Ben are experts in the field of green design and also co-founded ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. They got their start leading Cornell University's 2005 Solar Decathlon team, which won the second place award. The competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, challenges universities from across the US and beyond to research, design and build an 800 square-foot off-grid solar home. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University and is an IT consultant for the securities and capital markets. He says: "FreeGreen was able to integrate architecture and engineering software for custom home design, which meant that we could produce green design fast." Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell, where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design, and lectures on sustainable design at Northeastern University. His new venture is Home Made Modern: "smart, affordable DIY design ideas for cool people who like modern home furnishings." You can follow Ben's diverse design interests on Pinterest.
Discover the unmistakable beauty and drama of a Dan Sater home. From Mediterranean villas to European estates and relaxing coastal getaways, these designs perfectly embody laid-back luxury. You'll also find flowing open interiors that seamlessly lead to expansive outdoor living areas. Possessing over 35 years of experience, Dan Sater II is a Certified Professional Building Designer, Certified Green Professional, Professional Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture, past president of the American Institute of Building Design and member of its prestigious College of Fellows. Dan’s tireless dedication to craft homes that reflect his unique sense of casual elegance has earned international acclaim, garnering him design commissions in forty-two states and over eighteen countries to date. Sater designs have earned over 500 regional and national design awards.
Our collection of house plans from Select Home Designs features all kinds of architectural styles. In this collection you will find bungalow house plans, cabin plans, Craftsman house plans, ranch designs, prairie blueprints, traditional layouts, farmhouse home plans, and much more! Brimming with character and ready for outdoor living, many of these house designs feature front porches, wrap around porches, patios, and decks. Looking for a smaller space with extra storage? Our Select Home Designs collection also features many garage plans with apartments. Garage apartment plans are popular with homeowners who wish to add a little extra living space to a pre-existing property (which could be used as a home office, guest suite, or rented out for extra income). Another home style you will find in this collection are A-frame house plans. This style of home plan typically offers window walls and spacious decks – making it a perfect fit for a scenic setting. Home plans with open layouts between the main living spaces are also included in this collection. These designs foster togetherness, as well as increase your options when entertaining guests. Another perk? Open floor plans can make a home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest (a smaller, more affordable house plan, can still feel bright and spacious). We’re sure to have a house plan that’s right for you in the collection below.
With a plethora of national design awards under its belt, Visbeen Architects has proven its dedication to architectural excellence. Led by Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the firm has been one of the state's top such companies for more than 15 years. In addition to designing and developing master-planned communities and more than 500 custom residences, Visbeen Architects provides interior design services and pre-drawn plans. Designs draw inspiration from historical styles, including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor, but add modern convenience with open layouts, convenient kitchens, and family friendly floor plans. Among the many distinctions that Visbeen Architects has received are numerous awards from the American Institute of Building Design and many Best in American Living awards from NAHB.